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PLACE: Legal Aspects of Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
This chapter prepares you for questions you could encounter on the PLACE Reading Specialist test. By exploring short lessons on legal aspects of reading instruction, you will have the knowledge to:
- Describe issues associated with educational reform
- Summarize the No Child Left Behind Act and identify its pros and cons
- Explain the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Discuss Section 504 regulations and accommodations in public schools
- Detail how students qualify for special education services
- Share legislative influences on reading instruction and current trends in special education
- Explain the federal government's role in public education
Expert instructors provide a comprehensive overview of the topics to boost your confidence as you prepare for the exam. Watch the lessons in any sequence and as often as you'd prefer to ensure you fully absorb the materials.
PLACE: Legal Aspects of Reading Instruction Chapter Objectives
The Program for Licensing Agreements for Colorado Educators (PLACE) Reading Specialist exam is a content-area test for individuals who want to add an endorsement to their existing license. The exam is broken into four subareas. The topics covered in this chapter are found in the program organization, administration and leadership subarea.
Use the lessons to brush up on your knowledge of legal aspects of reading instruction then take self-assessment quizzes with the lessons to test your comprehension of the materials. The exam is composed of multiple-choice questions. The quizzes in this chapter can give you practice with questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on test day.
1. What Is Educational Reform? - Issues & Timeline
Education reform has transformed schools in the United States from rigid institutions to diverse learning environments designed to meet the needs of all learners. Learn about some of the events that shaped this transformation and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
2. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons
The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.
3. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
4. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
5. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services
Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.
6. Legislative Influences on Reading Instruction
When you teach reading, you choose the approach that best suits your class's needs. The legal system guides you in regards to reading content and about the necessary measures if reading skills are not at grade-level. This lesson discusses these legal aspects.
7. Current Trends in Special Education
It has been estimated that 54% of students with disabilities are receiving their instruction in the regular classroom 80% or more of the day. With more students with disabilities receiving their instruction in the general education classroom, support for inclusion has increased.
8. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education
There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.
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Other chapters within the PLACE Reading Specialist: Practice & Study Guide course
- PLACE: Foundations of a Reading Program
- PLACE: Planning the Reading Curriculum
- PLACE: Effective Reading Instruction
- PLACE: Reading Programs & Teaching Approaches
- PLACE: Types of Reading Assessments
- PLACE: Reading Assessment Techniques
- PLACE: Assessment Issues & Data Analysis
- PLACE: Identifying Reading Needs & Disabilities
- PLACE: Reading Instruction for Special Needs Students
- PLACE: Cultural & Language Concerns in Reading Instruction
- PLACE: Research for Reading Instruction
- PLACE: Partnerships in Reading Instruction
- PLACE: Professional Skills & Development
- PLACE Reading Specialist Flashcards